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  Midnight's Stats
Posted by: Midnight - 01-26-20, 02:30 PM - Forum: Trainer's Stats - No Replies

Midnight

Money: $15,000

Items: 
Pokemon Mart Ticket (can be redeemed for any Pokemon in the PokeMart)
1 EM Mart Ticket (can be redeemed at the PokeMart for any Technical Machine, Breeding Move, Special Move, or Move Tutor Move)
1 Ribbon Coupon (can be used to save yourself the use of one of your Contest Ribbons when purchasing a Pokemon from the Berry Store)
5 Rare Candies

HMs: n/a

Badges
n/a

Pokemon
1. Rockruff 

Manny/ Rockruff
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Abilities: Steadfast
Level Up Moves: 
Leer
Tackle
Sand Attack
Bite
Howl
Rock Throw
Odor Sleut
Rock Tomb
Roar
Stealth Rock
Rock Slide
Scary Face
Crunch
Rock Climb
Stone Edge

Taught Moves: n/a
Obtained: Starter
Experience Points: 0


  FD's Sketchbook :knifetro:
Posted by: Fierce Deity - 01-22-20, 03:50 AM - Forum: Sketchbook - No Replies

#1 - Chandelure
honestly was meant to just be a regular sketch
[Image: U0mOw47.png]


  [Battle Challenge] The impossible 6v6 payout....
Posted by: Xali - 01-21-20, 10:44 PM - Forum: Forum Battles - No Replies

Hello friends,

Recently someone decided to pick our brains as senior refs by asking us if it was technically possible to have a battle where after just one turn the payout would be the same as a full 6v6 battle where triples weren't involved. Needless to say that it was an interesting question that Ash and I were actually able to answer... with different scenarios, surprisingly. I want to say that it took us both, at most, about 15 minutes to come up with some crazy answers to this puzzle.

The senior refs have decided that we now present you lot with the very same question, so put on your thinking caps.

The person that submits the most plausible method to accomplish this feat shall be generously rewarded for their outside-the-box thinking. We think one week should be enough time for you guys to think of anything and everything under that sun that you could possibly do to find a loophole in our current URPG system.

Requirements of your submission
1. You must have rules to your battle scenario. Somewhere in there the rules must contain the 6v6 stipulation. Any other rules [Besides Triples] that you want to have for your battle scenario are up to you.
2. You must explain exactly how the scenario would play out wherein 6 Pokémon on one side of the field manage to all participate by the end of the first turn.

As for the prizes...we feel.... that anyone clever enough to accomplish this task should be rewarded with... 


All entries must be submitted by Tuesday night at 10:30 PM on Jan 28, 2020. Eastern Standard Time. 
Please PM me (Xali) here on the forum. Only one entry per person will be considered. If you send more than one, then only the most recent one will be considered.
I will provide the other senior refs with your replies. We will then determine the winner by seeing whose response is most likely to occur in the URPG.
(Ash had some good answers, but I think mine takes the cake with how easily it can be pulled off). Also to the person who originally asked us this and got a reply, you would have to come up with an even better answer than ours to claim the prize xD

Everyone else... I await your answers! Good luck!


  URPG Budget Gym Tourney Round 2
Posted by: Gold - 01-21-20, 07:50 PM - Forum: Tournaments - Replies (2)

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Welcome to the 2nd Round of URPG Budget Gym Tourney! We had some great battles that first round, and this round looks to be even more entertaining!

Reminder that all information on this tourney is in the following document: URPG Budget Gym Tourney!
HOWEVER DO NOTE THE FOLLOWING HAS CHANGED:
-You now may have 16 Pokemon, matching the current max gym size.
-The budget is now 600k to accomodate the above.

The tourney will continue to use the following rules:

6v6
SM Public Open (Can be Private and/or Full/Preview if both battlers agree)
OHKO ACC EVA SLP FRZ Dynamax Imprison (If Mega/Z Clauses are turned on, Dynamax may be turned off if both battlers agree)
Legend Clause ON
Helds On (may be changed to Off if both battlers agree)
Mega, Z-Move, Species, Item Clauses OFF (Any of these may be changed to On if both battlers agree)
Standard Weather and Terrain
Referee rolls for first send if Public Open

Also, prizes will be:
1st Place: Any Complex Pokemon of choice with 3 EMs.
2nd Place: Any hard Pokemon of choice with 2 EMs.
3rd Place: Any Medium Pokemon of choice with 1 EM.
4th/5th/6th (to avoid doing 2 Round Robins): Any Simple Pokemon of choice.

And now, without further ado, here are the matchups:

Dash (Fairy) vs Gray Nine (Flying)
Gold (Fire) vs JacenBoy (Fire)
VeloJello (Dragon) vs Ash K. (Dragon)

This round will end when the clock strikes February 4th. Any unstarted battles by then will result in a double forfeit.


  New Year Forum FFA
Posted by: Gold - 01-20-20, 08:52 PM - Forum: Forum Battles - No Replies

Hey everyone! Hope the New Year is treating you all well. Gonna run another one of these, it will have 2 day timing between rounds as best as I can manage! Team Chats will be set up for these before the first round is posted.

I'll also be bringing back special bonuses for the rounds! Make sure to send and we'll have a blast in 2 weeks!


S/M Private Full Format
Normal Weather
Building Terrain
No Helds
Hit All; Hit One
Redirections enabled
Legends encouraged
Evasion / Accuracy Clause (Evasion cannot be raised by any other means as well)
Sleep moves (other than Rest), Ally Switch, Attract, Encore, Perish Song, Rage Powder, Imprison, Perish Song/Perish Body and Spotlight fail
Curse fails when used by a Ghost-type Pokémon
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Aromatic Mist, Heal Bell, and Helping Hand can select one other Pokémon
Flame Burst's secondary damage will hit surrounding Pokémon around the target
Illusion selects a random Pokémon from the Pokédex
Download, Imposter, Intimidate, and Trace select random participating Pokémon
Exceeding the given send time limits or forfeiting results in player out at the start of the turn
Moves can be purchased between turns until there are only 5 remaining

Special Rule: Teaming is Encouraged
When you join the FFA, you're randomly assigned to one of two teams, Sword Team and Shield Team. These two teams will fight until only one Team remains. Chats will be set up with the FFA referee as the moderator for both teams. All screens and team-boosting status moves with a duration (like Reflect/Tailwind) will only last 2 turns, but may be refreshed on the last turn they'd be active. Any Pokemon can reach any opposing Pokemon, as well as any Pokemon on their team, as if they were adjacent to each other. Team abilities affect the entire team, however, moves that heal Allies (such as Heal Bell) will only affect the user and one target Pokemon. Legendary/Mythical Pokemon are not allowed. No, Gray Nine, Ultra Beasts aren't allowed either.

Payment: The losing team will receive the bottom half of the payments, added together and averaged. The winning team will receive the top half of the payments, added together and averaged.

Sign ups will be open for the next two weeks. Send to me via Forum PM (OR Discord PM, but mark it CLEARLY) by roughly February 3rd.
Each round will be open for sends for about 48 hours but this may vary by an hour or two each way, so please don't wait until the last minute.


DEATH LOG:
You can claim your money early if you are knocked out. Here ya go! Link to this post for tracking if needed! PLEASE DO NOT ACTUALLY POST IN THIS THREAD.


  [WWC] Spirit
Posted by: PV - 01-20-20, 01:49 AM - Forum: Stories - No Replies



A bitter wind lashed at Henry's ears as he pulled the heavy diner door shut behind him. A pork pie hat stood proudly upon his pink skull, but did nothing to protect his pointed lobes. His beady eyes were almost framed by a crescent shaped scar on his right temple. The place was empty, as would be expected at 2am on a Thursday, which made it the perfect place for some late night work. He caught the eye of the curvaceous Indeedee behind the counter and shuffled over to a corner booth.


Henry pulled off his overcoat, setting it upon the worn crimson leather love seat, whilst he manoeuvred his slender pink body onto the opposite bench, his back against the window. The Impidimp sighed and pulled a stack of papers from his crumpled coat. Phone records from The Syndicate. He'd been on their trail for weeks now, but was no closer to actually finding them. Every call came from a different payphone, always to another payphone and always with the same name given to the operator.


Edward.


The Indeedee sauntered over to the corner with a pot of coffee, brushing against Henry's arm with the back of her hand, she held the pot above a dingy off-white mug on the table.


“Usual hon?” she asked, knowing his weary sigh of acceptance was a foregone conclusion. She didn't need to be psychic to know that the same mon taking the same seat every night would have the same order. His body craved the caffeine, as though he hadn't slept in months.


Henry waited for the pouring to cease and took a long slurp from his drink, his eyes never leaving the creased papers lying before him. Indeedee glanced for herself at the records Henry was reading, she could just have easily read his mind to get the same outcome, but the graveyard shift needed something to perk it up on occasion.


“Who's Edward?” she enquired, reading the flickers of despair and resignation crossing his face as he turned towards her. Henry pondered for a moment, then decided to throw all caution to the wind and unload on the welcoming waitress.


“Edward is a codename given by a group of lowlifes who have been causing all kinds of mayhem here in the Big Appletun. Never the same place, never the same voice, just that darn name over and over. Edward.”


Henry paused briefly, surveying Indeedee's reaction. She looked to have actually been listening, poised in quiet, deep thought, so he continued.


“Can't find any registered citizens under the name Edward, Edwards, Eduardo or even Oswald. It's like the guy is a ghost, a spectre, a spirit...”


“A spirit?” Indeedee interrupted. “Some fellas were in here this morning talking about their friend's spirit being broken. Come to think of it, they called the guy Fast Eddie. Eddie could be Edward?”


Henry sat bolt upright in his seat, this could be his lead, his chance, his moment. He grabbed a fresh piece of paper and started scribbling furiously.


“I need details doll! Names. Species. Times. Descriptions. Give me anything!”


By the time the sky turned from jet black to a swirl of pale pinks & blues, Indeedee had given him everything he had wanted and more.




It was Saturday now, around 1 in the morning. Indeedee's leads were very promising indeed, he had already apprehended the group of Scraggy she had spoken about and extracted the necessary information to lead him to Fast Eddie, to Edward. He was outside a dingy apartment block on the lower east side, the name on the buzzer was that of Eddie Gabriel, a curious name for one so deviant.


Henry held his finger down firm on the buzzer for a few seconds. No answer.


He buzzed again.
No answer.


Henry buzzed a third time.
Silence.


Henry took a cursory glance at the number by the name, 86, and made a hopeful grab for the front door, it swung open surprisingly easily allowing him to enter and ascend to the 8th floor where Edward's apartment lay waiting for him. The spiral staircase clearly hadn't been taken care of, fingerprints on the dilapidated handrail were embedded like the physical memories of the building itself.




Henry knocked firmly on the flimsy plywood door, more out of habit than anticipation of a response. Naturally there was no answer, so he gripped the doorknob and twisted, hoping it was unlocked. The door refused to budge as he turned the handle, so Henry lowered his shoulder and gave a solid thump against the timber. Henry practically fell onto the floor as the wood cracked and splintered, giving way to his slender frame with surprising ease.


The apartment was a mess. Laundry and rubbish lay across the floor like the dots of paint on a pointillist's canvas. Discarded cigarette packets scented the room with a burnt tobacco and ash aroma that clung to his nostrils. Henry gingerly tiptoed his way around the main room, looking for anything that could direct him to The Syndicate. A post it note, a letter, a crudely drawn map, anything would do.


After two hours of searching, Henry was at a loss. He had practically turned the living area upside down, gutted the kitchen and rearranged the bedroom in a manner that would not appease any Feng Shui disciple. The one remaining glimmer of hope lay in the bathroom. He frantically pulled the medicine cabinet open, trying to find a scrap of paper, a bottle of pills, anything that could lead him to...


An ID Card.


Henry grasped the card tightly and sprinted out of the apartment, not even closing the door behind him. Descending two or three stairs at a time, he almost pushed an elderly Jynx over as he rushed downstairs. She launched a snowball at him as a form of protest, but he didn't care. He had his lead. The card gave the address of a Meat Packing plant, one of the most cliché fronts they could have possibly chosen. Eddie Gabriel's name printed proudly at the top, just above his photo.


Not Eddie's. Henry's.




Sunday morning, the sun was making its first cursory glance above the horizon and Henry lay wide awake on top of his bed. The ID card glistening in his fingers as he tried to piece together how they'd created a fake ID using his own photo. He felt like he hadn't even slept, the rings around his eyes were darkening, his brain was running at 1000 miles per hour and his limbs felt heavy and sluggish. He just couldn't fathom how this was happening. He had to find out for himself.


746 Monroe Street, deep in the beating heart of the industrial district, home to the Ilex Meat Processing factory, the IMP. Henry stood outside the great rusting iron gates, looking for any signs of life. Funnily enough, being a Sunday morning, there were none, so Henry was able to slip into the building without being noticed,


Henry crept as quietly as possible past the dozens of hanging carcasses within the abattoir. The stench of rotting meat was a clear indication that this front was definitely not a legitimate business, as any patrons would be violently ill. He knew there must be an office towards the back of the building, to get the head honcho, to get answers. Henry stopped and pressed himself against a shadowy area of the wall as heard two sets of approaching footsteps.


“Boss isn't happy about Eddie lately, hasn't been the same since, well, you know...”


The voices trailed off into the distance as Henry continued his path towards the main office. The door was almost crimson in colour, as though it were stained with the blood from the factory floor itself. Henry tried his best to silently open the door, but alas, the creaky hinges gave him away.


“You've caused me an awful lot of trouble you know” boomed a deep voice from the far end of the room. Henry looked up and saw a towering Grimmsnarl begin to rise from an olive green wing-back chair. The nameplate at the front of his desk declared him to be one Richard Danvers. The larger creature leaned back against the wall and began to speak in a menacing tone.


“You have fifteen minutes before the heavies get here. You better make this worthwhile seeing as you won't be getting out of here in the same piece you came in as.”

“I need answers,” Henry began, trying to mask his fear with an air of bravery. He pulled the ID Card out and threw it towards the hulking creature, “How in Arceus' name did you manage to make this forgery?!”

The Grimmsnarl laughed in Henry's face, picking up the card, “It's no forgery boy. Every detail is accurate.” Henry remained still, lost for words, “Of course, I knew things would come to this Eddie.”

“My name is Hen-”

“Eddie. I knew you were badly affected by my punishment. I just didn't realise it would go this far.” Henry slumped down, barely able to believe what he was hearing. Things were starting to piece themselves together.




A couple of months earlier, Eddie's faction of The Syndicate had the opportunity for a big payday. The Bank of Lugia were expecting a large shipment of nuggets and thanks to some connections, they had a mon on the inside and were lining up the big con. In and out before the bank's security staff would notice, a few million to be made. Things went off without a hitch for the first three quarters of the job. Eddie's team had commandeered the delivery truck and were well on their way to freedom without being noticed. Then Eddie screwed up.


They had a limited time window to get everything out of the truck and into the safehouse they were storing the nuggets in before a buyer could take them off their hands, and Eddie decided that as the wheelman, he could afford to get fancy and cut a few corners. Literally. Only half a mile from their destination, he flipped the truck trying to corner too fast. The rest of the crew were killed on impact with the lamppost. Eddie flew through the windshield and rolled along the ground out of sight. The cops had no idea anyone else was involved and were able to return the full haul to the bank.


But his boss knew. His boss was furious and unleashed an almighty Spirit Break, straight in the back of Eddie's skull.


All that guilt manifested itself as an alter ego that wanted to end everything his normal self worked towards. His broken spirit created Henry to try and right his wrongs, to try and bring a balance, he was still Eddie by day, but Henry by night. Dipping in and out of sleep caused his Spirit to switch between the two pieces.


Henry lay whimpering on the floor of the office. It was all over. His crusade was futile. Richard looked him up and down and cleared his throat.

“I need my Lieutenant back. I've got a job coming up. Looks like it's time for some DIY.”


Henry shut his eyes fast tight as the monstrosity launched a Spirit Break straight into his skull. Everything went white, then black. Eddie was complete. His Spirit was whole.


  James Legless's Stats
Posted by: James_Legless - 01-17-20, 01:08 AM - Forum: Trainer's Stats - No Replies

James_Legless

Money: $15,000

Items:
Pokemon Mart Ticket (can be redeemed for any Pokemon in the PokeMart)
1 EM Mart Ticket (can be redeemed at the PokeMart for any Technical Machine, Breeding Move, Special Move, or Move Tutor Move)
1 Ribbon Coupon (can be used to save yourself the use of one of your Contest Ribbons when purchasing a Pokemon from the Berry Store)
5 Rare Candies

HMs: n/a

Badges
n/a

Pokemon
1. Machop

Chuck / Machop
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
Abilities: No Guard
Level Up Moves: Bulk Up, Cross Chop, Double-Edge, Dual Chop, Dynamic Punch, Focus Energy, Foresight, Karate Chop, Knock Off, Leer, Low Kick, Low Sweep, Revenge, Scary Face, Seismic Toss, Strength, Submission, Vital Throw, Wake-Up Slap
Taught Moves: n/a
Obtained: Starter
Experience Points: 0


  URPG Awards 2019!
Posted by: Gold - 01-13-20, 12:39 PM - Forum: News & Announcements - Replies (8)

The 2019 URPG Awards

2019 has been the year of quiet, fun, and excitement; we've seen the return of many older members, many new faces, and while the server has been quiet some days, many new things keep coming our way. We're proud to see how this community is continuing to develop and grow positively, and thank each and every one of you for making URPG what it is.

With that all said, we're proud to say: welcome, one and all, to the 2019 URPG Awards! It's time to show the best of the best, and your favorites of favorites, some love in our classic categories, with a couple of new ones thrown in!

Awards Rules
  • You must have joined URPG before or during 2019 to vote.
  • We've turned over a new year, but try to only think of 2019 when voting!
  • Reply to this thread to vote, but not to chat--keep chat to Discord!
  • No votes for yourself in member categories!
  • Each person who votes will receive $3,000 just for voting, claimable once results are up!
  • Category winners won't receive additional money, but will be featured in the Hall of Fame for the next year!
  • You can only vote up to two people or items in each category! You can add more, but only the first two votes for each will be counted. You also don't have to vote in every category, or put two in every category. The only exception is "Wish You Were Here", where you may put as many as you would like and all will be featured in the finals.
  • Keep these votes in good spirits and in good faith--the awards are meant to be fun!
  • Voting will be open until January 31st, 2020 at 11:59PM CST!

Nomination Categories!
Notes:
  • "Best" means the most skilled, where "Favorite" means your personal favorite. They can be the same person, but they do not have to be.
  • "Wish-You-Would-X-More" mean people whose content you enjoy, but wish they would create more often than they do now!

Code:
[b]Best Battler:[/b]
[b]Best AL Gym Leader:[/b]
[b]Best NL Gym Leader:[/b]
[b]Best Referee: [/b]
[b]Favorite Referee: [/b]
[b]Favorite Street League Gym: [/b]

[b]Best Coordinator: [/b]
[b]Best Judge:[/b]
[b]Favorite Judge: [/b]

[b]Favorite Author:[/b]
[b]Best Author:[/b]
[b]Wish-You-Would-Write-More:[/b]

[b]Best Grader: [/b]
[b]Favorite Grader: [/b]

[b]Favorite Roleplayer: [/b]
[b]Best Roleplayer: [/b]
[b]Wish-You-Would-RP-More: [/b]

[b]Best Arbiter: [/b]
[b]Favorite Arbiter: [/b]

[b]Best Ranger: [/b]
[b]Favorite Ranger: [/b]

[b]Best Artist: [/b]
[b]Favorite Artist: [/b]
[b]Wish-You-Would-Draw-More: [/b]

[b]Best Curator: [/b]
[b]Favorite Curator: [/b]

[b]Favorite URPG Staff Member: [/b]
[b]Favorite URPG 3 Teams Member: [/b]
[b]Favorite URPG Event: [/b]

[b]Coolest Member:[/b]
[b]Funniest Member: [/b]
[b]Nicest Member: [/b]

[b]Fastest Growing Member: [/b]

[b]Most Helpful Member: [/b]
[b]Most Dedicated Member: [/b]
[b]Most Knowledgeable Member: [/b]

[b]Favorite Pokemon: [/b]
[b]Favorite Generation 8 Pokemon: [/b]
[b]Favorite Type: [/b]
[b]Favorite Attack: [/b]

[b]Fondest Memory: [/b]
[b]Favorite Starboard message: [/b]
[b]Wish You Were Here: [/b]

[b]Favorite Bot: [/b]
[b]Best URPG Emote: [/b]
[b]Favorite URPG Meme: [/b]
[b]Favorite FFA Rule: [/b]
[b]Favorite Digimon: [/b]

Have fun, and best of luck!


  sapahn's Sketchbook
Posted by: sapahn - 01-12-20, 07:20 PM - Forum: Sketchbook - Replies (1)

[Image: image0.jpg]


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Posted by: W32Coravint - 01-12-20, 09:26 AM - Forum: Blooming Savannah - Replies (2)

<div style="font-family: Tahoma, Verdana, Arial; background-image: url('https://i.imgur.com/Ov2GNTb.jpg'); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: 0% 70%; background-size: 100%; padding-top: 10px; background-size: cover;"><div style="float: left; background-image:url('https://img.pokemondb.net/sprites/heartgold-soulsilver/back-normal/leafeon.png'); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-size: 160px; background-position: 50px 100%; width: 300px; min-height: 300px; color: #FFFFFF; padding-left: 10px; margin-bottom: -44px; text-shadow: 0px 0px 3px black;"><strong>Miki the Leafeon :: Chlorophyll</strong></div><div style="color: #FFFFFF; background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.5); float: right; width: calc(100% - 400px); max-height: 250px; overflow-y: auto;">

Amid the blades of grass and blooming flowers a leafycat lazes in the bright sunlight, curled up. Although she seems to be in a state of bliss, her mental state is far from that, with the entrance of two new rather interesting personalities. Everyone's meeting and greeting each other, and Miki has to try her best to stop herself from switching from one form to another, one moment to the next, as Naoto and Kokona start to introduce themselves, and the others start to talk among themselves.

In that mental cacophony, Miki seems to find the others' voices converging together, almost echoing each other repeatedly, and then suddenly they all go back to their own trains of thought; she feels her metaphorical grip waver slightly as it happens, and try as she might she can't quite keep herself in control for much longer.

And maybe someone would come along and see the leafycat lose her grip and start to rapidly transform.

</div><div style="background-image: linear-gradient(to bottom, rgba(0,0,32,0), rgba(0,0,32,1)); background-repeat: repeat-x; background-size: auto 100%; padding-left: 3px; padding-bottom: 4px; clear: both; height: 40px; color: #FFFFFF; text-shadow: 0px 0px 3px #000000; font-size: 10px; padding-right: 10%; position: relative; top: 0px; z-index: 10;"></div></div>